Couples Individuals Families Terminal and Chronic Illness
Who I work with
Adolescents, and College Students
You are not alone! No matter what problems you are facing, you can overcome them and I will teach you how. My training and experience is in treating couples, individuals and families. I work with clients to help them target goals, learn new and more effective coping skills as well as implement strategies to better manage their challenges. The overriding goal in therapy is enhancing the quality of your life.
My specialty is working with couples and families in which a member has a chronic, terminal or psychiatric illness.
In individual therapy, the client will learn ways to restructure negative thoughts into more positive and successful ways of thinking. I help clients discover and challenge old patterns and beliefs that stand in the way of personal goals. I also enjoy helping clients work through various life transitions and relationship issues. I will help you learn effective coping strategies, improve your relationships, make healthy decisions, and take positive actions to create a happy and satisfying life.
.“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”— Viktor E. Frankl
Marital & Couples Therapy
In couples therapy, one of my primary goals is to help couples develop healthy ways to resolve conflicts, find compassion, nurture each other, and meet each others needs. I strive to provide an unbiased and supportive environment where couples can feel more comfortable sharing authentically and building emotional intimacy. All couples go through periods of difficulty, whether due to life transitions, loss, infidelity, or simply feeling disconnected. Choosing to get help by seeing a therapist can be difficult, but it can be the first step towards creating a better relationship. I teach practical relationship skills targeted to your specific needs, and facilitate new ways of discussing problems in the relationship. which includes well-researched evaluation tools and structured sessions.
"We are never so vulnerable as when we love." Sigmund Freud
Family Therapy is perfect for families experiencing ongoing conflicts, arguments, or difficulty getting along. My approach provides positive family interventions and interactions to improve communication skills among family members. Family Therapy is very beneficial for families dealing with a diagnosis of a terminal or chronic illness no matter what ages of the family members are, even adults need help learning how to cope with a parent's illness.
"We live in the shelter of each other." Celtic saying
Terminal or Chronic Illness
My concern with clients diagnosed with a terminal illness is the psychological responses of patients at all stages of the disease and that of their families and caretakers. For family members of someone diagnosed with an illness, it can be very difficult to manage. They often struggle with knowing what the patient needs, how to give it to them, and how to take care of their own personal needs as well. I have found, in the past several years, that there is very little support for family members and caregivers of ill patients. I am here to give that support from a unique perspective.